bird's-foot

bird's-foot
bird's-foot [bʉrdz′foot΄]
n.
pl. bird's-foots
any of various plants whose leaves or flowers resemble a bird's foot, as the bird's-foot trefoil

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  • Bird's-foot trefoil — Bird s foot Bird s foot , n. (Bot.) A papilionaceous plant, the {Ornithopus}, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, clawlike point. [1913 Webster] {Bird s foot trefoil}. (Bot.) (a) A genus of plants ({Lotus}) with clawlike pods.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird's-foot trefoil — bird s′ foot tre′foil n. pln a plant, Lotus corniculatus, of the legume family, the pods of which spread like a crow s foot: grown for forage …   From formal English to slang

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  • bird's-foot trefoil — n. a perennial plant (Lotus corniculatus) of the pea family, with clusters of yellow flowers, used for forage and hay …   English World dictionary

  • bird's-foot violet — ☆ bird s foot violet n. a North American violet (Viola pedata) having divided leaves and large blue or purple flowers …   English World dictionary

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